Friendsgiving

Whether you’re holding a Friendsgiving or attending one, or maybe your Mom is telling you to grow up and cook something for Thanksgiving this year, here are many options to choose from. I compiled some of my favorite Fall recipes on Pinterest for your Friendsgiving and/or Thanksgiving needs. Vegetarian, healthy, non-turkey options, paired with some table-setting ideas that you can steal to make the day feel special and fulfilling. Oh, don’t worry – I didn’t forget cocktails, because sometimes you need a stiff drink at the dinner table when somebody breaks the rules and brings up “Politics”.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Be thankful and grateful for everything you have, stay present, and spread love to your people.

 

DINNER RECIPES: 

Rosemary + Goat Cheese Biscuits 

These biscuits from Baker by Nature seem simple enough to make and still embodying that “comfort food” feel.

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Green Bean Bundles with Bacon & Brown Sugar

Not so vegetarian, but I had to have some bacon in the mix here. Easy, tasty, and well… BACON.

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Garlic + Herb Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is all the rage right now, this recipe seems like it will satisfy the vegans + non-vegans at the table.

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Pumpkin Sage Bacon Mashed Potatoes

This is actually a very unique recipe that I found on Brit + Co, I couldn’t resist not sharing. I might have to make this one myself.

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Cider Roasted Chicken with Walnut Goat Cheese + Grapes

I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t have a big oven to cook a whole turkey in, so I wanted to share a juicy chicken recipe for those who are just like me and opting-out of a turkey this year. This recipe from Half Baked Harvest with goat cheese baked underneath the chicken skin seems mouth-watering.

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DESSERTS

Bourbon Bread Pudding

I’m biased because Bread Pudding is my favorite dessert. Leaving this right here so I can cook it myself 🙂

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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Dip

Went away from your average pumpkin pie and instead wanted to share this Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake dip because.. YUM. Perfect for pre-dinner sweet-tooth appetizers.

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COCKTAILS

My Apple Pie on the Rocks Cocktail

This is my cocktail that I made 2 years ago and still gets so much love. A cocktail easy-enough for any person to make, and will surprise all your guests.

 

Cranberry Moscow Mules

Not many people hate Moscow Mules, these cranberry-lime Moscow Mules are sure to fit the bill.

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TABLE SETTINGS

Don’t be a degenerate, decorate your table this year with these easy and extremely cheap DIY table-setting decor.

No-Sew Braided-Yarn Napkin Rings

You can find Yarn at a dollar store, get a pretty color and braid them for use as your napkin ring-holders.

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Botanical Place Settings

Go to the grocery store and get one flower/plant bouquet. Pull it all apart and take small pieces and attach to your napkin-rings!

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Menu on a Pumpkin

If you don’t have a paintbrush, opt for a sharpie marker and decorate a pumpkin with your dinner menu for the guests.

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NOTE: Most of the recipes above are not mine. Please support each chef/blogger’s work by visiting their sites for each recipe, which are all linked in the recipe titles above.
FEATURE IMAGE: BRIT + CO; Recipe by Francesca Bean, Styling by Hayley Bramble, Photo by Chris Andre.  

 

 

 

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